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Watergate Hearings / Segretti #225996

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 03, 1973
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(Studio) Dirty tricks specialist Donald Segretti appears at Senate Watergate committee hearings.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Capitol Hill) Interrupted only by bomb scare, Segretti freely tells of dirty tricks. Tricks outlined. [Majority council Sam DASH - asks if Segretti responsible for false press releases sent on Hubert Humphrey stationery. Contents of press releases questioned.] [SEGRETTI admits falsifying press releases; explains contents.] [DASH - asks if copies of press releases sent to Segretti's boss, Dwight Chapin.] [SEGRETTI - states Chapin saw press re- leases; Chapin laughed at them.] [Senator Joseph MONTOYA - asks if Segretti believed he was working under umbrella of White House] [SEGRETTI - confirms previous statement, but unsure if President knew about Segretti's activities.] Segretti says contacts with John Dean numerous. Dean advised Segretti not to mention dealings with Chapin, Herbert Kalmbach and Gordon Strachan. Segretti gave names to grand jury after juror questioned Segretti with regard to high White House officials involved in dirty tricks.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel

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